[Samba] Can't browse network neighborhood after changing network address on server

Scott Middleton scott at linuxwa.com.au
Thu May 30 20:43:02 GMT 2002

Hi I'm resending this message in the hope that i can at least find out
out if nobody has run across this problem. It is quite a serious problem
since we deploy many samba servers frequently.  If no one on this list
knows the answer(or the answer is obvious)  please point me to the
appropriate list.

I seem to have a recurring problem with browsing the network. 
I set up a file server in my workshop. It is mostly installed using a
apt-proxy i have installed here.  When i first install i use DHCP.
Before i take the computer on-site i change the ip address to what it
will use when installed into the clients office. 
The logs show that it is a master browser on the right subnet. 
I can access computers through the find computer search in win clients. 
But i get a message "unable to browse network" when trying to browse. 
The clients are not using any other protocol. 

If i stop Samba the clients are able to see each other. 
The version i am using is  2.2.3a-6. 
On previous versions i was able to completely uninstall and reinstall
and this would solve the problem but since using woody this doesn't seem
to work at all. 
My theory is when Debian is installed it creates some files somewhere
with current configuration settings and after i change the subnet these
setting stay the same. 

# Global parameters 
netbios name = <omitted> 
encrypt passwords = Yes 
obey pam restrictions = Yes 
passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u 
passwd chat = *Enter\snew\sUNIX\spassword:* %n\n
*Retype\snew\sUNIX\spassword:* %n\n 
syslog = 0 
log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m 
max log size = 1000 
logon script = logon.bat 
logon drive = h: 
os level = 65 
preferred master = True 
domain master = True 
dns proxy = No 
wins support = Yes 
invalid users = root 
valid users = @users 
admin users = @users 
read only = No 
create mask = 0775 
directory mask = 0775 

tail -f /var/log/samba/log.nmb 
[2002/05/30 15:16:25, 0]
  Samba name server <omitted> is now a local master browser for
workgroup WORKGROUP on subnet 

Scott Middleton
Linux Services WA
scott at linuxwa.com.au
ph  9331 8051
fax 9331 4070

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